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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2013 Chevrolet Camaro

To start off, 2013 Chevrolet Camaro is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ford Escort would be higher. At 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 2013 Chevrolet Camaro is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Chevrolet Camaro (319 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 260 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Chevrolet Camaro should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Chevrolet Camaro weights approximately 900 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2013 Chevrolet Camaro is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2013 Chevrolet Camaro. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2013 Chevrolet Camaro (377 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 267 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2013 Chevrolet Camaro will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2013 Chevrolet Camaro
Make Ford Chevrolet
Model Escort Camaro
Year Released 1986 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 319 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 377 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 94 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 11.5
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1810 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4836 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1918 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1377 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2852 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 72 L


 

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